“Dancing is about connections … to our friends, to our families, to our neighbors. It is one of the most expressive ways we celebrate and communicate our cultures and communities. With Dancing Classrooms, we are able to reach children in existing classroom settings and address fundamental issues of mutual respect and self-esteem – issues that social dance puts into practice. We hope to inspire children through dance to do well, to respect one another, to be proud. This program is about more than dance, it is about teaching children to take a bow.” - Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau

Founders Board of Directors Teaching Artists

Founders
Jo Jo (Graham) Carcioppolo
Jo Jo (Graham) Carcioppolo
Founding Executive Director, Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio

Building on the groundbreaking work of her mentor, Pierre Dulaine, Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio was launched in 2008 by Ohio organizer and founding executive director, Jo Jo (Graham) Carcioppolo. Dulaine started the Dancing Classroom moveme...
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Pierre Dulaine
Pierre Dulaine
Dancing Classrooms Founder

Showdance champions and Broadway dance couple Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau founded the American Ballroom Theater Company (ABrT) in 1984 and established the company''s educational arm, Dancing Classrooms, in 1994. Internationally renowned perf...
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